2019 AFC Asian Cup: Azkals grouped with China, South Korea

ABS-CBN Sports on May 05, 2018 01:13 AM
2019 AFC Asian Cup: Azkals grouped with China, South Korea
The Azkals will be facing China, South Korea, and Kyrgyzstan in the Group Stage of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup

The Philippine Azkals have a tough group waiting for them when they begin their historic first ever AFC Asian Cup campaign in early 2019. 

Falling into Group C at the official draw held at the Armani Hotel in Dubai, the Azkals will be facing 2015 runners-up South Korea and powerhouse China, along with Kyrgyzstan in the AFC Asian Cup Group Stages. 

In the other Asian Cup groupings, UAE, Thailand, India, and Bahrain make up Group A, while defending champions Australia, Syria, Palestine, and Jordan make up Group B. 

Group D features three-time champions Iran, 2007 champions Iraq, Yemen, and Vietnam, while Group E features Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon, and North Korea. 

Rounding out the field is Group F, with four-time champions Japan, Uzbekistan, Oman, and Turkmenistan. 

The tournament begins January 5th, 2019. 

 

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